Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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Disk Space and Mounted network share [closed]

My mounted drive is being calculated into disk space. I created a mount script that mounts a network share on boot but now approximately ten minutes after boot, my system is alerting me to low disk ...
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Recently freed hard drive space is not being recognized

I've got an Ubuntu 12.04.2 server whose root partition filled up. I discovered that the /var/log/auth.log file had grown to around 3.8GB. After compressing this file using gzip, the file size was ...
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Installed ubuntu 13.04. Later format windows 7 from recovery partition

tried formatting windows 7 from recovery partition - it needs to reboot several times in this process. but after the first im now im stuck on "error: no such partition. grub rescue" worst yet: im ...
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How do I get Ubuntu 13.04 to recognize my pre-installed windows 8 OS?

I am completely new to installing Ubuntu. I really wanted an easy install however it seems that is impossible. I am familiar with using ubuntu though and I would like to be able to have it on this ...
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Ubuntu not showing up in bootloader menu

I'm not too sure what to google to find an answer, so I came here. My computer had Windows 7 on it, then I installed Ubuntu 13.04. Then I created a separate partition and installed Windows 7 on it ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu with SSD and HDD

So I have an Acer laptop that has both an HDD and SSD. I have been having trouble dual booting Ubuntu with Windows. For some reason Ubuntu does not recognize Windows and I do not want to wipe out ...
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gparted freeze during NTFS partition resize

As mentioned in the title, Gparted froze whilst in the middle of shifting an NTFS partition to the left and increasing it in size to fill the disk space to its right. The last operation it was ...
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When I am trying to install Ubuntu for a dual boot, the drive I pick is showing more gigabytes than it actually is

I am trying to make my laptop dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have read several tutorials out there and once dabbled with Linux distributions years ago before there really was any tutorials, ...
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GRUB RESCUE Limbo… with a twist?

gang. I am in a bit of a pickle. I can only boot into GRUB RESCUE, even if I attempt to boot from a USB stick. And: All the commands I have tried in GRUB RESCUE (i.e. "help" "halt" "reboot" "insmod" ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 Preview to test on a hard drive where Ubuntu is installed, then remove windows when done?

Well, recently I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an portable hard drive to run certain programs on that don't run fast on Windows 8 (Minecraft). I have really started to like Ubuntu, but I also want to test ...
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canceling gparted ( resize ) and a the data disappeared

i have a 1 TB HDD , it was 2 partitions .. the first one was empty and the second one contains 200 GB of data . i tried to resize and extend the second partition to be all the HDD . using the GPARTED ...
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Appropriate Partition size for dual booting Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows XP MCE

I own an old HP Pavilion a1220in PC. The problem is that it came with just 80gb SATA. I have Windows XP MCE SP2 pre-installed on it. But I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 13.04. I checked online for ...
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when installing windows its cut 100 MB for system reserved from my other drive ext4 file system .may be hard disk dameged

I have 1-One SSD 128 s596 turbo on /dev/sda 40G ubuntu and remaining for windows to play game 2-One 2TB on /dev/sdb 3-One 2TB on /dev/sdc 4-One 3TB on /dev/sdd imaging what happend to me : ...
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Difference between Ubuntu Partitions and Windows Partitions

I had first installed ubuntu using wubi through windows, on my drive D, the drive contains some windows files as well, no I want to move my wubi install and make it a regular install on Drive C. ...
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How to change the default directories used by Nautilus default bookmarks (Documents, Music, etc.)?

My computer came with an Windows OS partition (C:) and a data partition (D:). I placed all my default Documents, Music, Photos, Videos, etc. folders in the D:\ partition. How can I integrate the same ...
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Cant mount drive, could this be a zero-length partition?

sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/k mount: /dev/sdc1: can't read superblock sudo mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdc is entire device, not just one partition! Proceed anyway? (y,n) ...
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Repartitioned, but stil out of space on VMWare Ubuntu 13.04 64 Bit

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64 Bit on VMWare 5.0.2. I am having disk space issues despite growing the linux partition from 30GB to 300GB. The process I used to increase the size of the disk was to ...
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How to expnad size of root partition, and using Swap Partition

My computer have 500 GB hard drive, and partition table as following 367 MB - Windows 8 Loader 104 GB - Windows 8 332 GB - Personal Stuff 64 GB - extended from above partition previously it was ~400 ...
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unallocating or freeing some space to install another OS [duplicate]

I would like to install another OS besides Ubuntu for this I need to have some space but I cannot find how to unallocate space how to do it.
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Could not mount /dev/sdc1 but I don't have such a drive!

Before you crucify me for saying something incorrect, I am an absolute beginner. Thanks for your patience. I m on 12.04 Every time I boot there are two things that appear. The first one is that ...
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Accessing Windows & Ubuntu shared external drive [closed]

Tried 'gparted' and 'Disks' in Ubuntu but cannot access data. I can see the drive however. I have tried 'Computer Manager' in Windows but cannot access data. I need access to the drive, please ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 w/ Win 7

I just got a new solid state hard drive (Samsung SSD 840 Pro) and am trying to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I'm coming across the known issue of Ubuntu not recognizing the Windows partition, ...
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Unable to partition Disk in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have been using win 7 but recently i had this desire of installing Ubuntu, so I tried installing it alongside Windows but due to having dynamic volumes I was unable to install it. Therefore, I ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installation

I have a Windows 8 Computer with UEFI. Here is how I tried to install Ubuntu: • Disabled Secure Boot, loaded live USB with 12.10 x64 • Created 30.0GB partition in Windows for Ubuntu • Installed ...
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Protocol driver not attached (hfs+)

On a 12.04 LTS system, I am attempting to mount an SSD that was formerly in a Macbook Pro. It has four partitions, one with a Ubuntu install, one for swap, one a Macintosh recovery partition, and the ...
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Should I use complete partition for a Wubi Install?

I have a completely free partition of 19.5 Gb (Windows is installed in another partition.) When I start Wubi, it suggests that I use about 12 Gb for Ubuntu. The question is: Should I go with Wubi's ...
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Can I install wubi ubuntu 12.04 in a partition (D:) other than Windows Partition (C:)?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi. I already have Windows xp in my system. I want to add Ubuntu (Wubi) for dual boot. My system is like this: Windows (C:) 19 Gb (free=2GB) Drive 2 (D:) ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two different hard disks?

I'm planning to install both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop computer. I have two hard disks, one sized 250gb and one 160gb. I installed Windows 7 on the larger one first and then tried to ...
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ubuntu partition missing after installing windows vista

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1525, which was only having ubuntu 13.04 installed previously. For reasons not relevant to this post, I had to install Windows Vista that originally came with this laptop. ...
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Pre-installed Windows; Drive Partition [duplicate]

I got a laptop with pre-installed windows 8. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu on it. The problem is that my laptop has only one drive(no partition). How do i install Ubuntu without losing my pre-installed ...
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extracting install iso to a partion

I currently have ubuntu 12.04 installed and I am ready to upgrade. I would like to do a "clean install" for various reasons. When I installed 12.04 I had extracted the iso to a 1GB "installer" partion ...
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How do i install ubuntu on an already created partition

I Have burn't Ubuntu 13.04 to a DVD and have it running on my Apple MacBook. Now I Want to install Ubuntu without harming OSX. I Have Created a partition on OSX which i would like to install Ubuntu ...
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How to Revamp my hard-drive and then do a dual-boot windows xp and ubuntu 12.04 LTS Ubuntu currently installed

I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a second hand PC I bought sometime back and I have to say its better than windows any day. However now I need both windows and Ubuntu on my PC. I've already backed up data ...
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12.04 and 13.04 sharing a /home folder

Would it be a bad idea to have 12.04 and 13.04 share a /home partition? I was about to replace my hdd and was thinking of doing this. Would it be especially unstable in terms any settings files which ...
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Partition deallocated

I need some urgent help here. I had 3 partitions on my computer, one for windows, the other for ubuntu and the last one for files. I was going to re-install windows and from the windows boot cd I ...
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Can't boot windows after installing Ubuntu

Okay, so today I installed Ubuntu. At the start of the installation, the installer didn't recognise Windows so I had to choose 'Something else' and create swap and root partitions. I then installed ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD with Asus Zenbook

I have a new Asus Zenbook UX32V with: 24GB Sandisk SSD 500Gb Hitatchi It came with Windows 8 but I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot and everything works great. Now I've spent some ...
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Im New To Ubuntu And Need A Quick Help [duplicate]

I have 1 24gb ssd and a 750gb regular drive, and when I install ubuntu to my SSD then my other drive is separate. I would like to install ubuntu so that my computer recognises both my ssd and regular ...
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Install Ubuntu inside/alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm confused about Ubuntu, last time I installed it, I lost all my Data on hard drive (as I have no experience of Ubuntu). But still I love this operating system as I want some change, the thing I ...
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only one file system is placed in my computer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I had partitioned 320 GB as follows, 77GB,ext2,mount=/boot 77GB,ext3,mount=/ 77GB,ext4,mount=/home 77GB,ReiserFS,mount=/usr 13 GB swap. In this partitions I can't use any ...
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Clean Installation of Ubuntu

Currently I have Windows 7 but I want to completly remove Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 13.04. I have 5 Windows partitions including C: drive. I just want to know whether I will loose all my ...
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How can I give windows permission to one of my EXT3 partitions in ubuntu?

I have an ext3 partition I would like to share with windows. I have the ext2fsd driver for windows, which works great. I can view all of my ubuntu files from windows. The only problem is that I ...
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Cant' dual install Xubuntu and Windows 7

Had Xubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer. Later on I decided to dual install Windows 7. I opened up GParterd and created a partition for Windows 7 and formatted it at NTSF. Well, when I try to ...
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Merging two partitions [duplicate]

I used dd command to write a 8GB pendrive image to a 16GB pen drive. The uploaded image files as below Please tell me how to utilize the full 16GB capacity of the target drive? It is mentioned ...
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Install Ubuntu on efi machine with windows 8 preinstalled (possibly remove windows 8)

I read Alvarado's tutorial on how to install Ubuntu on an EFI machine with preinstalled windows 8 from Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported). That's a nice ...
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Please help me fix my Ubuntu installation and the bootloader issues

My situation is the following I have no Linux experience. I have a hard disk with two partitions. One used to have Windows 7 on it, the other one was recently formatted in preparation for an Ubuntu ...
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How to partition with a 8GB SSD and a 16GB memory card

I would like to use my available memory as a single area. I have a 8GB SSD and a 16GB SD card. I also have 1GB RAM. I want to repartition and reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have been running into ...
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Ubuntu Partition/Dual-Boot HELP!

I recently got a PC with Windows 8 pre-installed. It has a 1TB HDD and 24GB SSD. So I decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu, using the simple method ("Install Ubuntu beside W8"). However, the only disk ...
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unable to dualboot win XP with Ubuntu 13.04 on Asus Zenbook UX32a

I recently bought an Asus Zenbook UX32A. Now I'm trying to dualboot it with XP and Ubuntu 13.04. Both OS's seem to have installed correctly but I just can't boot into grub to let me choose wich OS I ...
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Removal of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have been trying what different people have been told to do in my situation, but I'm unable to. I have tried to remove the Ubuntu partition from a Live CD and was unsuccessful. This is how the ...